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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised
A full-bodied lager with lots of malt and hop character. A touch hoppier than many lagers yet perfectly balanced with lots of fruity hop character and fragrance.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2002
I’ve gotten so used to Samuel Smith brews being so top noch, that the mediocrity of this beer surprised me. For a lager it isn’t bad and very drinkable, but by no means does it compare with the quality of their other beers.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Yikes. This beer is better than the sum of its parts. Very light, but finely made.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Rather a disappointment. I remember how I first got into ’fat Sammys’ at Dead shows in the early 90s -- but it must have been fat Brown Ales and Oatmeal Stouts, ’cause this is rather dull and ordinary. Nice malty/bready nose, but flavor is rather weak and the hops are a little too strong in this underpowered beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 unique and bold flavor that is still light. Crisp also comes to mind. Spicy/ earthy, not hoppy enough for me

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (649) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Not as fulfilling as I thought it would be. Has that typical cold mouthfeel of a European lager, with that slight honey/plastic taste. Certainly lacks the diacetyl of the other Sammy brews. Okay thirst quencher, but nothing special.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2056) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Clean, light half-bodied beer. Sans stink. Crisp and pleasant. Very nice lager.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
Similar to the Pure Brewed Lager, but not as flavorful or refined. Well made and enjoyable enough, but I why drink this instead of the Pure Brewed Lager?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2001

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2001

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2001
well, the english should not brew lagers ... spicy(?) aroma, strange taste, dry - really nothing special


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